Two debutants in Roscommon team for Sunday

The Rossies are first out of the traps with their team for Sunday, which was named a short while ago. Here it is:

Roscommon (SFC v Mayo, 16/6/2013): Darren O’Malley (Michael Glavey’s); Neil Collins (St Kevin’s Castlerea), Niall Carty (Padraig Pearses), Seanie McDermott (Western Gaels); David Keenan (St Barry’s), Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses), Conor Daly (Padraig Pearses); Kevin Higgins (Western Gaels), Michael Finneran (St Dominic’s); Conor Devaney (Kilbride), Karol Mannion (St Brigid’s), Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels); Donal Smith (Boyle), Senan Kilbride (St Brigid’s), David O’Gara (Roscommon Gaels).

As this piece in The Score confirms, the team named above includes two championship debutants – goalkeeper Darren O’Malley and left half-back Conor Daly – with eleven of those named having also featured in the Connacht final against us two years ago. Ian Kilbride, Darragh Donnelly and Donal Keane are all confirmed absentees through injury with Donie Shine also missing out, though I’d say he’s likely to feature among the subs on the day.

As far as I know, we’re also due to name our team for Sunday at some point today but I’m not sure what time we’re likely to do so.

23 thoughts on “Two debutants in Roscommon team for Sunday

  1. Bring them on is right. I read that Liam Mchale thinks Donie would be a great midfielder man beside aiden o se. Any thoughts? He mobile enough anyway, maybe Mchale is right. But what do you do with seamie and Barry?
    Is Barry an option at ff for a spell in the game? Things are opening up for these players if they can sustain the effort it takes at this level
    Not easy i imagine.

  2. Winning primary possession is still the number one priority when picking midfielders – it is a great advantage to have three very strong players available to us in this regard. Most counties that pick more mobile midfielders like Vaughan would be do so only because they haven’t got two high quality fetchers to call on.

    For that reason I’d keep Vaughan in the backs and continue with some combination of the two O’Shea’s and Barry Moran in midfield given the resources we have available in that area

  3. Darragh Donnelly,domican,Ian Kilbride,Donal Ward that four of their better defenders not starting and of course Shine is their main scorer. I can’t see it being a close game like 2011.

  4. “with eleven of those named having also featured in the Connacht final against us two years ago”

    Sorry for being pedantic but I only count nine Wille Joe.

  5. Seeing the roscommon team fills me with more confidance for SUnday.

    Mayo have high confidance, home advantage, players coming back from injury and, I think, a greater hunger to win this game.

    Cannot see us losing at all and predict a 7+ point victory.

    hopefully it will be a bit tight for a while and Mayo pull away in the second half. could do with somewhat of a work out before any possibility of Croker

  6. I m confident too of the win, but jaysus if I was John Evans I would print off some of our comments and hand them around the dressing room just before the game.
    Mayo pulling up by 10+
    Mayo easily
    Mayo at a canter
    Mayo, no trouble at all

    Forget about Sam, they have to win Sunday just to save our blushes.
    It would be like the young fella in Australia that hit the other lad because he thought he would not get hit back.
    Picked up and smashed into the ground in front of his friends by the “victim”.
    Mayo better win.

  7. Hello, the Roscommon Herald is full of praise for the Mayo team and James Horan.

  8. Wensam Suun says:
    June 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Only two of the all ireland club champs starting!! Strange!!!!!

    A few injuries and Peter Domican talking a break is the reason for only two starting. Any word on the Mayo team?

  9. Surely we should go out and try rattle the net early and put the **** up the debutant goalie??

  10. This is all set up to be a tight one. Don’t listen to a word comin’ out of Roscommon… The Connacht championship has thrown up some strange results over the past few yrs and I think this one will be dogged.. If we don’t go into fired up and ready to do battle then we will get a fright.

    Mayo are being talked about nationally and locally as an autumn contender… But this bunch of players must learn how to deal with the pressures and psychological battles that come with being hot favourites. This is one of the challenges our team now face and one that they should relish, as its a sign of how far they have come.

    If they are serious about contending for the big prize in sept then they must be able to focus on the challenge at hand, the next immediate hurdle, Roscommon.

  11. Mayo magic-Supposed to be tonight, changed times from when o mahony and Maughan would have half the country told what the starting team was a fortnight before the game!!! still feel there should surely be another couple good enough from St bridgid’s. In fairness they’d have to be in tip top shape after the run they had!

  12. The Brigids lads did feck all celebrating Roger. Domican is playing football non stop for the last 7 years, he needs a break. Ian Kilbride is injured. Others needed to be blooded in the league, but for obvious reasons did not get a chance. I hope to God we bate yee.

  13. for some reason james joyce i thought you were a galway man , must be the surname ! :0)

    i did use a qualifier in my statement above, i have no idea what celebrations went on , i was just expecting a few more from the brigids ranks.

  14. And I thought you were a man from Cameroon! As regards Brigids, with regret Frankie Dolan is too auld. His brother Darren could not commit. Domican away on travels. Ian K and Donnelly are injured. Stack is on the panel, Grehan is on the training squad, Sin e.
    WJ going to go by the name Rossoneri from now on, bloomsday and a lack of imagination had me come up with that other one!

  15. Not to worry mine was left very bruised at the Hyde in 91 and 01, and hope that this is our year this time, anyway, hope its a good game.

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